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Library Welcomes Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program

Release Date: 27 May 2022
Library Welcomes Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program

Library Welcomes Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program
A New Cohort of Students Explores and Makes Accessible Library of Congress Treasures

The Library of Congress today announced the appointment of 46 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students to its Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program to complete 27 projects. The 2022 cohort marks more than three decades that this signature initiative of the Library has been offered to students. The program is being offered as a virtual internship for the third year in a row, following a pivot in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellows will collaborate across four time zones.

Fellows will work on a diverse range of projects under the mentorship of Library staff members during the 10-week paid internship program. The projects include cultural, scientific and digital work that enhance access and engagement with the collections. Those projects include “Mapping the Stories: The Legacy of Daniel A.P. Murray”; “Allillanchu! Andean Stories”; “Mapping Historical Demographics: Race and Inequity”; “Online Exhibit Curation: American Archive of Public Broadcasting”; and “Content Development: Library of Congress Youth Center.”

This program pushes the boundaries of what a traditional internship might be,” said Kimberly Powell, chief of talent recruitment and outreach at the Library. “With every project that fellows complete during their internship, they are creating new opportunities for people to engage with the Library. The interns’ time at the Library has a triple impact: on themselves as emerging professionals; on the Library staff who mentor them; and on the users and patrons who will benefit from the increased access to collections.”

Fellows also will participate in virtual professional development opportunities to enhance their skill sets outside of their assigned projects, interacting with program alumni and Library leadership through a twice-weekly professional development series to increase engagement with Library collections and develop skills for securing employment.

The cohort will present its most significant findings and accomplishments through an online display on July 20. The public is invited to experience this virtual exhibition; more information on the online display will be made available at a later date. The internship concludes on July 29.

Learn more about the Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program at loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/. For more information about internships and fellowship opportunities, visit loc.gov/ifp/. For information about careers and employment at the Library, visit loc.gov/careers.

The 2022 fellows (with hometown and school) are:

Mari Allison; San Diego, California; University of British Columbia

Shir Bach; El Paso, Texas; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Sarah Baluta; Lewisville, Texas; University of North Texas

Megan Bauerle; Rochester, Minnesota; Wesleyan University

Cailee Beltran; El Paso, Texas; University of Texas at El Paso

A. B. Bejar; Carteret, New Jersey; University of San Francisco

Vela Burke; Brooklyn, New York; Queens College, City University of New York

Analisa Caso; Hawthorne, New York; Simmons University in Boston, MA

Alondra Ceballos; Brownsville, Texas; Texas A&M University

Aimee Briel Clesi; Branford, Florida; University of Florida

Kathryn Colson; Urbana, Illinois; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Natalie Grace Coté; Lawrence, Kansas; George Washington University

Margaret Cuddihy; Ballston Lake, New York; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Camille Dantzler; Jersey City, New Jersey; Howard University

Roger Davis Jr.; Anguilla, Mississippi; University of Mississippi

Andrea Decker; Fullerton, California; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Cara  Decusatis; Strafford, Pennsylvania; University of Maryland

Elizabeth Dinneny; Sterling, Virginia; University of Maryland

Catherine Discenza; Tampa, Florida; University of Florida

Mateo Robert Gonzale; Buffalo, New York; Baldwin Wallace University

Ghazal Ghazi; Tehran, Iran; University of Oklahoma

Anika Fenn Gilman; Silver Spring, Maryland; Tulane University

Kimberly Grossett; San Antonio, Texas; The Catholic University of America

Kendall Henry; San Diego, California; Georgetown University

Daniel Hockstein; Springfield, New Jersey; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rose Hollander; Grafton, Massachusetts; Tufts University

Melanie R. Holmes; Syracuse, New York; Howard University

Ava Kaplan; New York, New York; Pratt Institute

Ellie Kaplan; Syracuse, New York; University of California, Davis

Tatiyana Lyn Lewis; Silver Spring, Maryland; Mount Holyoke College

Cassidy Loft; Genoa, Illinois; St. Lawrence University

Mariah Marsden; Carthage, Missouri; Ohio State University

Olivia Meehan; Blacksburg, Virginia; Pratt Institute School of Information

José Molinelli; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Khrisma McMurray; Indianapolis, Indiana; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Anna Katherine Overstreet; Wiggins, Mississippi; Mississippi State University

Eugene Parrish; Stockton, California; Virginia State University

Alexandra Ptacek; Oakes, North Dakota; Arizona State University

Chandler Quaile; Powder Springs, Georgia; Vanderbilt University

Cesar Reyes; Sacramento, California; San Jose State University

Drew Robertson; Statesboro, Georgia; Mercer University

Emily Rocha; Montross, Virginia; University of Arizona

Joseph Rodriguez; Salinas, California; Duke University

Matthew Savage; Amherst, New York; University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Monica Soto; Bristow, Virginia; University of Denver

Amy Snyder; Richmond, Virginia; University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The 2022 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program has been a signature initiative of the Library of Congress since 1991. It is made possible by a gift from the late James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. For a second year, the program is also supported by an investment from the Mellon Foundation.

About Of the People: Widening the Path
Launched in January 2021, Of the People: Widening the Path is a multiyear initiative to connect the Library more deeply with Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color historically underrepresented in the Library’s collections. Supported through a gift from the Mellon Foundation, it provides new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library and add their perspectives to the Library’s collections. This work will expand the Library’s efforts to ensure that a diversity of experiences is reflected in our historical record and inform how we use those materials to understand our past.

About the Library
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Press Contact: Deanna McCray-James, [email protected]
Public Contact: Junior Fellows Program, [email protected]

PR 22-044
05-27-2022
ISSN 0731-3527

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